British Columbia Government and Business Council of British Columbia Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Establish B.C. as a Leader in Delivering Low-Carbon Goods & Services
The British Columbia (BC) Government and Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) have signed and released a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in which the parties will work together to develop an industrial strategy that transitions B.C. into a low-carbon economy leader.
The following point, among others, relates to geothermal resource utilization:
Guiding Purpose and Principles, 2: the Strategy will enable current comparative advantages and purposefully leverage further advancements to position and market BC companies that produce commodities, goods, energy and innovations that combine to become a competitive low carbon export economy.
This MOU was released in light of the BC government’s soon-to-be-announced climate strategy and in acknowledgement that this strategy is a foundational component of the proposed low-carbon industrial strategy.
For the news release, click here.
For the full memorandum, click here.
The Town of Hinton released the results of their FEED study in a council meeting. The results were co-presented by CanGEA alumna Ashley Derry, and discussed pertinent case studies and feasible options moving forward. Follow the link below to read the study, beginning on page 10.
The report can be found here.
CanGEA Releases "Direct Use of Geothermal Heat: A Mature and Deployable Solution for Canada" Reference Document
We are excited to release this reference document about the direct use of geothermal heat. It includes the basics of direct use, global case studies and the relevant take aways for the Canadian geothermal industry, job creation impacts, and applications in Canada.
DISCLAIMER: This document is meant to serve as an easily accessible, informational reference document and should not be used as a direct source.
The document is available for download below:
The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), the territorial energy corporation for Nunavut, is seeking funding to further understand the geothermal resources in their territory.
This is in regards to a recently published feasibility study for QEC, prepared by RESPEC Consulting of Saskatoon, Tuya Terra Geo Corp. of Burnaby, B.C, and Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corp. This study highlighted areas in Nunavut of geothermal potential. However, resource certainty can only be established via further study of existing drilling logs, geophysical data, and an exploration well.
For more information, the news release can be found here.
The Yukon Government is currently developing a new strategy for climate change, energy, and green economy and is currently seeking input. To read the discussion documents and other published documents, click here. Page 6 in the 2018 Energy Strategy Progress Report contains updates on geothermal activity in the territory.
The Yukon Government is soliciting public input for this strategy until December 17, 2018. This represents an opportunity for geothermal energy to play a large role in Yukon's future. To provide input, follow this link.